Monday, January 1, 2001

2001 Subtext Readings


December 5, 2001
Susan Schultz and Ron Starr

Susan Shultz's newest book, Aleatory Allegories, is forthcoming from Folio in Australia. Previous books include Another Childhood (Leave Books), Earthquake Dreams (Standing Stones), voice-overs (with John Kinsella) and Addenda (Meow Press). She is editor of Tinfish, a paper and electronic journal of experimental poetry from the Pacific region, and of a series of Tinfish Network chapbooks. Shultz teaches modern and contemporary poetry, American literature, and creative writing at University of Hawaii, and has published critical articles and review essays on Hart Crane, Laura Riding, Gertrude Stein, John Ashbery, Charles Bernstein, Ann Lauterbach, Lois-Ann Yamanaka, and others. Editor of The Tribe of John: Ashbery and Contemporary Poetry (U of Alabama Press).

Ron Starr's poems have appeared in StringTown, Crab Creek Review, and Chrysanthemum. Recent work develops out of an interest in combining intuitive and procedural writing methods. He lives in Seattle.

November 7, 2001
Bernadette Mayer, Philip Good and C.E. Putnam

This Subtext reading is co-sponsored and co-produced by Eleventh Hour Productions. In addition to the Subtext reading, Mayer will be the "Open Livingroom" special guest on Thursday November 8th at Northwest SPLAB in Auburn (14 S. Division - 253.735.6328).
Most often associated with the New York School, poet Bernadette Mayer is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose. Her latest books include Another Smashed Pinecone (United Artists), Two Haloed Mourners (Granary Books), The Bernadette Mayer Reader, and Proper Name & other stories (both New Directions). Since the 1970s at the Poetry Project in NYC, she has regularly taught her legendary Experiments in Poetry Workshop, which explores compositional methods such as chance operations, collage and cut-up.

Philip Good edited Blue Smoke, the last of the mimeo magazines. He is the founder of Utopia Productions, putting poetry on CDs. Good's poetry is published in various small magazines, including: Pome, Oblek, Tool, Bombay Gin and Cover. His books include, Drunken Bee Poems, Corn, and Passion Come Running.

C.E. Putnam lives in Seattle and operates North America's only "silent-open-mic." Recent works include: "99 Bottle"; "Did you ever hear of a thing like that?" a collaborative text-multi-media-creature collaboration with brother & artist Robb Putnam; "1,000 Insanities", a six person 1,000 mini-poem length collaboration with writers from NYC, Seattle, and Memphis; and the forthcoming, "The Maniac Box." "He used to be water, but now he is coffee." -A. Rimbaud.

October 3, 2001
Tyler Carter and selections from Louis Zukofsky's "A" --- a special performance by members of Subtext

September 5, 2001
Martha Ronk and Cathleen Shattuck

Poet Martha Ronk is the author of several books, most recently Displeasures of the Table, a fictional memoir (Green Integer) and Quotidian (a+bent). Other books include Eyetrouble (Georgia University Press, 1998) and State of Mind (Sun & Moon, 1995). Other chapbooks include Allegories with the artist Tom Wudl (ML&NLF, Italy, 1998) and Emblems (Instress Press, 1998). Ronk lives in Los Angeles, where she is one of the editors of Littoral Books, a press dedicated to publishing experimental poetry; and she teaches English at Occidental College, specializing in Creative Writing and Shakespeare.

Cathleen Shattuck is author of two books: The Three Queens (Leave Books) and House (St Lazaire). Her writing has appeared in First Intensity, Five Fingers Review, Ashen Meal and o'blek.

August 1, 2001
Jill Levine and Stephen Kessler

Jill Levine has just finished a biography titled Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman: His Life and Fictions. She has translated many books by Latin American authors, including texts by Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Manuel Puig, Severo Sarduy, Adolof Bioy Casares, Cecila Viciuna, and Jorge Louis Borges. She has received the PEN Center Award for Career Achievement, a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as grants from NEA and NEH. She teaches at UC Santa Barbara. She will be reading from her own writings and from translation.

Stephen Kessler's most recent book of poetry is After Modigliani. He is the author of five previous books of original poetry, and is translator of nine books of poetry and fiction from Spanish, including works by Fernando Alegría, Julio Cortázar, Ariel Dorfman, and Nobel laureate Vicente Aleixandre. His translations have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, the American Poetry Review, Mother Jones, Conjunctions, and many other magazines. He lives on the coast of Northern California, where he edits The Redwood Coast Review. He was a founding editor and publisher of small poetry presses Green Horse Press and Alcatraz Editions, including the literary journal Alcatraz. He will be reading from his own writing and translations.

June 6th, 2001
Meredith Quartermain and Mickey O'Connor

Meredith Quartermain is a Vancouver writer whose work foregrounds the (f)act of dwelling in words. Her publications include Terms of Sale, Abstract Relations, Veers, and Gospel According to Bees. Her poems have recently appeared in West Coast Line, Five Fingers Review, Chain, & Raddle Moon.

Mickey O'Connor's book, Not Even Merely End is forthcoming from Church of the Head Press. He lives and writes in Seattle.

May 2, 2001

Avery Burns and Christine Deavel

This reading is being presented as part of the 2001 Seattle Poetry Festival (see for more information).

Avery Burns's new full length collection is The Idler Wheel (Manifest Press). Burns has published the magazine lyric& since 1992 with seven issues to date, and has run the Canessa Park reading series in San Francisco since 1995. The first section of a new manuscript, aether, is due out in December as a Seeing Eye chapbook. Poems have recently appeared on-line in Arc (a collaboration with Eric Selland), Shampoo and Vert (a collaboration with Joseph Noble). Poems are forthcoming in Aufgabe, Cello Entry, Five Fingers Review, and New American Writing. A short interview is included in the most recent issue of Syllogism. Two chapbooks appeared in 2000, ekistic displays (a+bend press) and A Duelling Primer (2nd Story Press).

Christine Deavel's work has appeared in Fence, Ploughshares, Talisman, American Poetry Review, and other magazines. She is co-owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, one of two poetry-only bookstores in the country.

April 4, 2001
Lisa Robertson and Stacey Levine

Lisa Robertson lives in Vancouver BC where she works as a freelance writer, teacher, and editor. A new book, The Weather, will be published in Spring 2001 by New Star Books. Other works include Debbie:An Epic (New Star), which was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1998, and XEclogue (1993), reissued in a revised edition in 1999. LR is a founder of the Office for Soft Architecture, which although non-existent, sees fit to issue reports, manifestoes, narrations and essays concerned with the mutable corporalities of cities.

Stacey Levine is the author of Dra (Sun & Moon). Her first book, My Horse and other stories, (Sun & Moon) won the 1994 PEN/West Award for fiction. She writes regularly for The Stranger.

March 7, 2001
Elizabeth Robinson and K T Cutler

Elizabeth Robinson's most recent book is House Made of Silver from Kelsey St. Press. Previous books include: Bed of Lists, also from Kelsey St., and In the Sequence of Falling Things, from paradigm press. Chapbooks include: Lodger from Arcturus Editions, and As Betokening, from Quarry Press. Her poems have recently appeared in Hambone, Volt, The Germ, and Crayon. With Colleen Lookingbill, she co-edits EtherDome Press.

K T Cutler is a self-taught writer. She has developed several performances combining language and movement, and has been working on ways of combining text and images. She recently accomplished a long-term dream of walking from her home in Seattle to the farm where she grew up near Spokane.

February 7, 2001
David Abel and Craig Van Riper

David Abel works as a freelance editor and bookdealer in Portland, Oregon. His long collage text "Conduction," inspired by the work of visual artist Anna Hepler, appeared in Conduit, an exhibition catalogue published last year in Seoul, Korea. A chapbook of poems, CUT, was published by Situations in 1999. Earlier publications include Rose and Selected Durations (collaborations with book artist Katherine Kuehn, published by Salient Seedling Press).

Craig Van Riper has published two collections of poems, Convenient Danger (Pecan Grove Press) and Making the Path While You Walk (Sagittarius Press). His work has appeared in over fifty literary journals and anthologies of contemporary American poetry, including Seattle Poets and Photographers: A Millennium Reflection (University of Washington Press) and clearcut: anthology (Sub Rosa). Van Riper was winner of the Pecan Grove Press National Chapbook Prize in 1999, featured reader at Bumbershoot in 2000 and 1995, and recipient of a Seattle Arts Commission grant in 1994. He serves as Contributing Editor of San Francisco's Five Fingers Review and resides in Seattle.

January 3, 2001
Rod Smith and visual poet NBB

Rod Smith is the author of In Memory of My Theories (O Books), The Boy Poems, Protective Immediacy, and with Lisa Jarnot & Bill Luoma, New Mannerist Tricycle. The Good House and The Given are forthcoming in 2001. His poetry and prose have appeared in numerous periodicals including New American Writing, Lingo, The Germ, The Tangent, The Washington Review, Shenandoah, Poetics Journal, & The Baltimore Sun. Smith has read & lectured at Rutgers University, NYU, The Saint Mark's Poetry Project, The Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, The University of California Santa Cruz, Small Press Traffic (SF), The University of Pennsylvania and many other universities and community reading series. He edits Aerial magazine, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC.

Visual poetry by Nancy Brush Burr (NBB) can be seen in current issues of "SCORE" and "asemic" (Australia) and in upcoming publications from House Press (Canada), and "essex" magazine. Her work can be seen at the Richard Hugo House in January 2001. She is also a mail artist. She lives in Seattle.

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